Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Summa Cum Laude!

I can't begin to put into words how blessed I felt Saturday morning as I took my place among the 330 graduates. I woke up early and filled with great joy and anticipation at the realization that I was finishing the journey that God called me to take three years ago.

My mind was flooded with memories of how the Faithful One guided and provided for every step of this journey. Together, the good Lord and I accomplished so much. Together, with the support and prayers of my family, my church family, and friends, I can now say that I am officially a college graduate! Woo Hoo! Hallelujah!

I have so much to tell you about this amazing journey of faith but for now I'll just show you a few glimpses of my day. I need to boast in the Lord...please hear that from my heart...I'm not boasting in my ability but in His....through His wisdom and His grace I graduated Summa Cum Laude which means with "highest praise."

Praise You, Father!
You are the only God that is so worthy
to receive our Summa Cum Laude, our highest praise!
Oh, how Your children adore You!

My girls!

Hannah, Mom, Dad, and Rachel

Here I am receiving my diploma from Dr. Watts, president of UTPB.

Can you see the joy all over my face?

Guess what??? My diploma really was inside. Many graduates opened their cases to find that they had fines still that needed to be paid or work to complete before receiving their diploma. I was so relieved to see mine. Somehow, it felt more official....like I really was graduating after all!

My family! Mr. Incredible, Hannah, me, and Rachel.

What delight!



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bp said...


It has been a privilege to watch from the sidelines through your blog as you have come to this point! I am proud of your hard work. Praise God for being with you every step of the way.

Sheryl said...

Congratulations, Kristi! Yes, I can see that JOY all over your face. And in the faces of your family, too.


Janessa Cowan said...

A big congratulations! What an acomplishment, Summa Cum Laude, that is so awesome. You and your family look great. Miss you guys much. Hope you have a great summer time.

Janessa Cowan

Melanie said...

Congratulations! It has been so exciting walking with you on this journey and praying for you the last few months since we "met". I am just thrilled for you!

Karen M said...

That is so wonderful THanks for sharing your JOY with us.

Tracy said...

I'm thrilled for you Kristi! You're right...your face is BEAMING with JOY! Rejoicing with you in your accomplishment and in God's faithfulness to walk with you every step of the way! Loved seeing those photos! = )


The Real Me! said...

I am so completely excited for you my friend. It has been fun going through this journey with you and seeing the end results! Way to go!
Big hugs to you and your family.

CntryMomma said...

Congrats! I'm so proud of you. I'm sure it was no easy road.


12-arrows said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you! My heartfelt congratulations too! You have encouraged and inspired me to keep on keeping on. I went back to college 1 year ago and it was the toughest thing I've ever done! I was so unsure of myself, nervous and doubtful, but thankfully my family is a huge support and help. Blessings to you and WOO HOO on that diploma!!!

ilovemy5kids said...

YiPPEE! (True Texan outburst) - I'm so happy for you!!!

God is truly honored by your post and your testimony! You are so loved by Him!

Blessings to you my sweet friend!

Michele Williams said...

What Joy!! Congrats! Your family looks so proud of you! You are a great example to your girls! God bless you